On second thought, Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary has decided not to collect his pension while in office.
It only took a matter of days.
Earlier this week Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary announced he was reversing a campaign promise to stop collecting his $91,000 annual pension, creating a bit of an uproar in the city. Now, Mayor O'Leary is going back on the broken promise.
He said he regrets breaking his campaign promise to forgo his pension and has asked to have his permission payments stopped again.
The problem for O'Leary started when he said he couldn't support his family on his $119,000 salary because of unforeseen family financial problems. Those problems included issues stemming from a stroke his aunt suffered.
Many people in Waterbury weren't too happy with the mayor. And on Thursday, he called his decision a mistake and a lapse of judgment. Mayor O'Leary said he is taking out a loan to help meet his financial obligations.